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The Difference Between Mobility and Accessibility

The Difference Between Mobility and Accessibility

When we obsess over the speed of travel—whether in our cars or on public transit—we’re missing the point of transportation. It’s not about how far you can get in a given time: it’s what you can get to.

The Key to Our Future Lies in Flyover Country

The Key to Our Future Lies in Flyover Country

Less than 20% of the country lives in regions with high-quality transit systems that serve most of the population. There is a stark divide between the six or eight large metros that are the most urban in the United States, and everywhere else.

The Buses Aren't As Empty As You Might Think

The Buses Aren't As Empty As You Might Think

One common argument against conventional public transit is that a transit agency could accommodate the same number of riders in a taxicab or dial-a-ride van. But is that really true?

Transit’s Chicken & Egg Fallacy

Transit’s Chicken & Egg Fallacy

Transit is an essential part of a Strong Towns approach. So is financial solvency. It’s time for public transit advocacy to move past build-it-and-they-will-come.

Transit Moves People, Not Money

Transit Moves People, Not Money

The nationwide decrease in transit ridership should be a wake-up call about how not to build public transportation in our cities.

Anaheim Transit: Suck it up

Anaheim Transit: Suck it up

Better transit is badly needed in the Anaheim region but rather than provide that, the regional government spent millions on a shiny, new auto-oriented facility.

The Problem with Projections

The Problem with Projections

If we approached transit from an incremental perspective instead of an all-at-once megaproject perspective, we wouldn’t base our standard of success on ridership numbers.